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Everything you need to know about how to find — and keep — your job, plus the latest news on developments impacting the job market.

Employers Want These Skills in Systems Integrators

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Systems integration professionals have seen an uptick in hiring as more companies implement package-based solutions to their core infrastructures. Observing the trend, Tracy Cashman, a partner in Boston-based WinterWyman’s IT Search division, says, “I don’t think it’s going away for the next year to two years.” Click here to find systems integration jobs. Hard Skills Systems integration is as diverse as the job description is broad. Titles depend on the company and level of the role. High level positions include… continue…

Why Did Facebook Buy Oculus Rift?

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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Game
When Facebook plunked down $19 billion for WhatsApp, the move made perfect sense: after all, the latter is a messaging app with 400 million active users worldwide, which fits in nicely with the social network’s emphasis on connecting people together. And when Facebook shelled out $1 billion for Instagram, that also seemed like a logical turn of events: people enjoy sharing images with each other, and Instagram offers a sleek (and growing) platform for doing so. Click here to find… continue…

What Microsoft’s Satya Nadella Could Do Next

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When Microsoft appointed Satya Nadella as its new CEO in February, analysts and pundits immediately began to debate over what sort of leader he’ll turn out to be, and whether he’ll attempt to radically remake the company in his own image. Some answers to those questions are expected to emerge this week, when Nadella makes his public debut at a March 27 event in San Francisco. He’ll likely follow that up with an equally high-profile appearance at Microsoft’s BUILD conference… continue…

Sample Resume: Oracle EBS Functional Consultant

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Shane Wilcox, MBA Oracle EBS Functional Consultant P: 000.555.1212 | F: 000.555.1213 | swilcox@email.net | LinkedIn | Google+ | Twitter Helping companies identify and execute against their enterprise resource planning needs using Oracle EBS. Extensive knowledge and success consulting for, designing, and implementing Oracle application-based solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. Experience with data flow and object modeling, case analysis, workflow analysis and functional decomposition, customization, data migration, testing and training services involving the following Oracle EBS R12 and… continue…

Answer These 4 Questions for a Job at StumbleUpon

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Twelve-year-old StumbleUpon likes to think it melds the agility of a startup with the stability of an established business. The San Francisco-based company offers a discovery engine that matches Web pages, videos and photos to a subscriber’s self-selected likes and dislikes. It’s powered by a lean but growing crew of approximately 90 people, half of whom work in technology. The site relies heavily on Hadoop, R, Raku and Octave, and programmers work primarily with Java, PHP, Scala and some C++.… continue…

Here’s How to Win a Dice Hackathon

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An app that helps job seekers identify opportunities in distant regions was the winner of Dice’s first hackathon, held over the weekend of March 15 and 16 in Ankeny, Iowa, outside of Des Moines. The app, called Make Me Move, helps users search for positions they might not otherwise find, and allows employers to expand their recruiting efforts to areas that might offer a wider field of candidates. The app also provides salary comparisons to help users calculate the cost-of-living… continue…

What You Need to Know About Video Interviews

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What was once a rarity is becoming common: Video interviewing has gone mainstream. A survey by Boston-based researcher Aberdeen Group found that 68 percent of organizations participated in live video interviewing in 2013 compared to 61 percent in 2012. While only 19 percent conducted prerecorded or asynchronous interviews last year, that’s still up from 13 percent in 2012. What’s behind the trend? An increasing comfort with webcams and video communications platforms such as Skype. And then there’s the financial benefits.… continue…

Watch Tuesday: Convincing Recruiters You’re the One

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How do you convince recruiters you’re right for a job even when your skill set isn’t a perfect match for the job description? For the answer, join us for our Google Hangout, “Helping Recruiters Connect the Dots: Translating What You Do Into What They Need.” Our panel of career experts will look at how to address skills gaps in an interview, assess your qualifications, and decide whether the job is right for you in the first place. The panel includes:… continue…

Why Demand for Interaction Designers is Rising

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User Interface
For the uninitiated, interaction design is less a job than a type of architectural practice. It’s been around for quite a while, though often under different job titles. Think hypermedia designer, information architect, GUI designer, front-end engineer or user experience architect. While the titles have changed in relation to the environment, industry or task at hand, the practice has remained fundamentally the same. Interaction designers look at an organization’s overall needs, observe how users interact with products or concepts and… continue…

4 Interview Questions for Newcomers to Hadoop

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The Hadoop market reached $256 million in vendor revenue during 2012 and is forecast to grow to nearly $1.7 billion in 2017, according to Wikibon, an open source advisory community based in Marlborough, Mass. So veteran developers, architects and data warehousing specialists are spending every spare moment learning the framework for storage and large-scale processing of data sets. If you’re new to Hadoop and are interviewing for a Hadoop-heavy job, be ready to describe your hands-on experience with the framework,… continue…